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George II of Great Britain

George II of Great Britain
Portrait by Thomas Hudson, 1744
NameGeorge II
King of Great Britain and Ireland (more...)
Reign11/22 June 1727 � 25 October 1760
Coronation11/22 October 1727
PredecessorGeorge I
SuccessorGeorge III
RegentSee list
Robert Walpole
Earl of Wilmington
Henry Pelham
Duke of Newcastle
Duke of Devonshire
SpouseCaroline of Ansbach
Frederick, Prince of Wales
Anne, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange
Princess Amelia
Princess Caroline
Prince George William
Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
Princess Mary, Landgravine of Hesse
Louise, Queen of Denmark and Norway
Full nameGeorge Augustus
HouseHouse of Hanover
FatherGeorge I of Great Britain
MotherSophia Dorothea of Celle
Date of burial11 November 1760
Place of burialWestminster Abbey, London

George II of Great Britain

NameGeorge II of Great Britain
DipstyleHis Majesty
OffstyleYour Majesty

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George II (George Augustus; ; 30 October 1683 (O.S) � 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 (O.S.) until his death.

He was the last British monarch born outside Great Britain. He was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As king, he exercised little control over policy in his early reign, the government was controlled by Great Britain's parliament. He was the last British monarch to lead an army in battle (at Dettingen, in 1743).

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